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Car Collides with Log Truck on Highway 9 South in Cherokee County

December 26th, 2019 – 3:00 PM


No additional information has yet been released regarding the condition of the driver of the car that struck the trailer of a log truck during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday.  According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report the collision took place at 5:55 am on Highway 9 south, near the intersection with County Road 441, close to Mark’s Grocery.

The driver of that 2013 Hyundai, a male resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, was alert and conscious following the crash – but was pinned inside the vehicle. After being extricated he was transported to Floyd Cherokee Medical Center and from there was carried by LifeForce Helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment.  The driver of the 1988 Kenworth, a resident of Gaylesville, was unhurt.

The road was re-opened to traffic approximately two hours later.

That wreck remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.